Confirmed: A million people have bitten the dust in Trials HD

by: Chad -
Playing Trials HD leads to inevitable crashes and re-starts to attempt a perfect run.  RedLynx, developer of the downloadable title, have announced that over one million players have done just that; one million different users have recorded their score on the Global Leader Board.  There was a mini-contest that was run by RedLynx to give players a chance to guess when that one millionth score would be recorded.  It turned out to be June 16 at 1:15AM GMT.  

Congrats to RedLynx for making Trials HD addictive enough to grab new players.  If you still haven't purchased the game, you can pick it up on XBLA for only 560 MS Points until June 20th.

A Million Players Break a Bone in Trials HD!
RedLynx's Xbox hit smashes through a new milestone.

June 17, 2010 (Helsinki, Finland) — RedLynx (redlynx.com) announced today that Trials HD, its award-winning motorcycle stunts game for Xbox LIVE Arcade, has smashed through the one million player mark.

"Trials HD was officially announced exactly one year ago at E3. So it's only fitting that this week, during E3, we had our one millionth player record a score on Trials' Global Leader Board,” said Tero Virtala, CEO of RedLynx. “It's an exceptional achievement for any game and, obviously, we are thrilled."

To celebrate this milestone and reward its fans, RedLynx hosted a special event called 'Million Player Madness,' challenging the community to guess the exact time and date when the millionth score would be recorded.

That time turned out to be June 16, 1:15 AM GMT, guessed most accurately by community member Schtee, who won a game, a flag, a hoodie, and a motorcycle helmet autographed by the entire Trials HD team.

Summer Special - This Week Only!
For those yet to experience the Trials mystique, the timing couldn't be better, as they can now download the full game for only 560 Microsoft Points, an unbeatable deal that lasts through June 20 of this week only. It's a 53% savings from the game's normal price of 1200 Points.

Plenty of Praise
Recently, Trials HD was voted 2009's 'Best Overall Arcade Game' and 'Best Innovation' by the Xbox LIVE players community themselves. It was also named 'Best Game of 2009' at the Nordic Game conference and was nominated 'Best Downloadable Game' at the 12th Annual Independent Games Festival.

The game has been critically acclaimed with an average review score of 86 on Metacritic.com with critics and a remarkable 94 with participating gamers.

The game was first launched on Xbox LIVE Arcade on August 12, 2009.

For more information on Trials HD, visit redlynx.com.

About RedLynx
RedLynx Ltd. is a multiplatform game developer and publisher based in Helsinki, Finland. Since its founding in 2000, it has published more than 100 games on many platforms, including Xbox™ Live Arcade, Nintendo DS™, Sony PSP®, Apple iPhone®, Apple Macintosh®, PC, web, and mobile phones.

RedLynx, DrawRace, and Trials HD are trademarks of RedLynx. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Trials HD
Trials HD is a full-featured, physics-based motorcycle racing game with more than 50 tracks in two unique game modes. Race Mode emphasizes balance, skill, and control as you tackle indoor obstacle tracks. Skill Mode features extreme stunt tracks in which explosions, crashes, and injuries cannot be avoided.

A level editor enables players to create, share and download an unlimited number of free tracks. The game features stunning high definition graphics, customizable riders, unlockable bikes, global rankings, in-game friend scores, and more.
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